Nov 18, 2012 7:30am EST
president obama and prime minister yingluck shinawatra. the president's on his three-day tour in asia. burma tomorrow and then cambodia. we're going to now join sanjay gupta m.d. in progress. a bit of a technical issue. we're going to continue to listen to the president's answer to a question. his sitting as a president. is this rewarding burma with a presidential visit. the president said just a moment ago this is not an endorsement of the burmese government but an acknowledgement of the process and reform. let's continue to listen. >> then we're in a position to respond appropriately. but my hope is that, you know, we will continue on a positive track, and hopefully my visit will be able to encourage that. >> for myself, i think on the case of the myanmar situation, thing now i think now we can see from my observation and also i have had several chances to -- in myanmar, we see a lot of progress on the political reform from the government. and i think from the basic that we have been told, i think we believe that the fundamental of economic growth and -- >> all right. let's go back once mo
Nov 18, 2012 6:00am EST
. mr. obama will wrap up a trip with the stop in cambodia. >>> israel expanding its range of attacks on the gaza strip, including missile strikes against buildings that hamas media operations. israeli and palestinian forces continue to fire missiles back and forth. israel launched 200 missiles, killing at least 12 palestinians, thousands of israeli forces are awaiting possible orders to invade the region. >>> egypt's leaders are in the middle of this dispute, a cease-fire between the two sides is possible. mohamed morsi met with leaders of turkey, qatar, and the leaders of hamas there are no guarantees, but working to try to ensure a cease-fire. benjamin netanyahu says he's willing to discuss a cease-fire when hamas agrees to stop rocket fire from gaza. >>> thousands expected to march in washington, in opposition to the controversial keystone pipeline. the event organized by the westside 350.org and promises to support the president if he says no to the pipeline protesters will circle the white house. it's part of the organization's month-long tour across the country. earlier this ye
Nov 18, 2012 7:00am EST
from the middle east to far east. that's where president obama is right now. he's in thailand with the first stop on a three-country tour that includes myanmar and cambodia. he'll talk about the spread of democracy in the region. he's already met with thailand's king today. he's there with secretary of state hill rary clinton as wells thailand's minister yingluck shinawatra. of course, we'll take you to that live when it happens. >>> a victim of the safeway shooting in tucson, arizona, last january won a tight race for congress yesterday. [ chanting ] >> that's democrat ron barber. he was gabby giffords's aide when a gunman tried to assassinate her. he was elected to term. he beat. 1,400 votes was the margin. with his win democrats have a net gain of six seats in the house. >>> republican senator marco rubio arrived in ohio. you know what that means. some speculation is an early visit for a possible 2016 run for the white house. rubio joined he would never run for offensive coordinator for iowa and he also addressed the fiscal cliff. >> you heard about the fiscal cliff. i don'
Nov 18, 2012 5:00am EST
and the pacific. he will be the first sitting president to visit. >> president obama took off for asia on his first overseas trip since winning reelection. he will be attending a summit in cambodia. he will meet opposition leader and fellow nobel laureate. still, he cannot the escape political turmoil at home. the looming crisis in the middle east. >> as israel trades deadly attacks with hamas, the president is trying to make peace with congressional republicans at home. they have until december 31 to compromise on tax cuts and spending or risk-taking the economy. lawmakers are facing a partisan battle over susan rice and whether it makes her unfit to serve as secretary of state. petraeus was not talking about the sex scandal making shockwaves through the capital. a post-election trip, but no vacation after a busy week. >> rocket fire from gaza strip has stoped. the israeli military have not attacked israel since the night before. to negotiate an end to the confrontation. a doctor in the tourism is facing several trudges this morning after large amounts of chemicals commonly used for bombs an
Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
. >>> some of the top stories we're following, president obama launched his three day tour of asia with a stop in bangkok. the president and prime minister held a news conference in the last hour. there will be an official dinner. the president will visit cambodia and myanmar. >>> the new express lanes on the beltway in virginia opened yesterday. if you are by yourself in the car, you'll have to pay a toll by e-zpass. if you have a carpool, you can ride for free if you have the flex e-zpass. generally a toll is between three and sixdollars. hopefully the weather is good, because we don't need rato complicate things people trying to navigate the new lanes. >> rain-free, so that will be good news. everybody geared up for thursday. we'll get to that forecast as well. let's begin with a look outside. skies not too bad. a few clouds starting to roll in. will become mostly cloudy during the course of the day. this is a shot from silver spring, people getting out for a nice fresh walk this morning, or going to morning services, or just enjoying the morning as they might have the day off.
Nov 18, 2012 9:00am PST
, that's preferable. >> reporter: here in thailand, mr. obama's wrapping up the first leg of a three-nation tour, visiting what one analyst calls the troubled children. he goes to burma and cambodia, in burma to urge in theic process and in cambodia, despite the lack of it, there was a wat pot monastery, with the reclining buddha and asked the monk there for prayers, for talks to avert the fiscal cliff. >> i always believe in prayer. i believe in prayer when i go to church, bam home and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well, i am going to take whatever good vibes he can give me. >> reporter: the president says he's confident he and the congress can reach a deficit reduction agreement. a lot of analysts think that's one of two questions likely to be most asked by the leaders in the summit in cambodia. the other is who will replace secretary of state hillary clinton. >> shannon: we know you had travel troubles. be safe and see you soon. our next guest is from tel aviv. the former chief of staff to israeli prime minister netanyahu. sir, thank you for joining us today. what is the situat
Nov 18, 2012 3:00am PST
, this is the first stop of a three-nation trip built around the east asian summit in cambodia. the showcase the stop in burma, the next stop, mr. obama will be the first president to visit. the pivot to the asian pacific region and after focusing on the war against terror, we've lost focus on trade in this region and china it make strategic and diplomatic advances here in this region. and there are critics who say he really shouldn't be visiting any of the three countries that he's going to, mike green of the center for strategic and international studies says he's visiting the three troubled children of the so-called pivot. burma gets the most attention, and the president will the first u.s. president to visit there and the country holding hundreds of political prisoners, but the president says he's not an endorsement, not endorsing the burmese government he's acknowledging the process is underway to move in a better direction. like wise cambodia may be worse in human rights than burma and holding hundreds of political prisoners and that situation actually getting worse the past decade or so, but t